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Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
lines today. will customers back them up and will it matter to employers? >>> election day is tuesday. what president obama and governor romney are going to make sure they earn every vote possible. >>> plus, california is not hurricane country but some of the factors that made sandy an historic storm are at work here on the west coast. we'll explain. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning. looking live at downtown oakland on what is the first day since we fell back. the forecast is going to feel like we fell back three months or so by this afternoon. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. do you sleep the extra hour or do you take advantage and stay up later? >> i wish i could stay up later. i really enjoy the sleeping in. >> i stayed up. i blew it. >> you have your chance again tomorrow. >> let's show you temperatures. 40s and 50s outside. clear skies. it allowed temperatures to cool off this morning. notice not much of a breeze out there. at least not much of a sea breeze as we head through the afternoon. mostly sunny. a few high clouds go
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Oct 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
political ramifications of the storm in the coming days. we are nine days to go until the election. i want to go live first to asbury bark on the new jersey shore where we go through the latest, including what you were talking about. we could see the aftereffects through election day. >> exactly, david. this is a monster storm. right now, it's about 260 miles south-southeast of cape hatteras but it's also 395 miles east of new york city. it is a sprawling system. tropical force winds extend out 500 miles from the center of the storm. this is 1,000 miles in diameter. it's making its way along the coast. right now, it's a category 1 storm. it's going to parallel the coast for 24 hours. late monday night, early tuesday morning, the path of the storm brings it on shore in central coastal new jersey. the worst part of the storm is the northeast quadrant. that northeast quadrant, if it follows this path, we expect it to will put it in line for coastal new jersey, new york city connecticut, new england. the storm surge is going to be anywhere from five to ten feet above normal tide. it's goi
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Nov 4, 2012 11:00am PST
days before the election. we'll talk to two former economic white house advisers about what each candidate's policy means for america. >>> dhaechb station of superstorm sandy. the impact it could have on the economy and what happened at the new york stock exchange that hadn't happened in 100 years. >>> the changing way we deal with and learn about crises, the powers, krit pals of social media. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. a positive jobs report. the final one before the election on tuesday. the labor department reporting the unemployment kicked up in november to 7.9%. but 171,000 jobs were created in the month, well above expectations. numbers for the last two with months were revised upwards. an additional 84,000 jobs added for august and september new york's mayor michael bloomberg rang the bell on wednesday after a two-day shutdown because of super storm sandy. that's the first two-day weather related shut down at the new york stock exchange since 1888. it was a first slow day but
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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
press," our special election day preview. two days now until the candidates make a final sale and this campaign comes down to what may be a photo finish. >>> has the politics of the race shifted after hurricane sandy's devastating effects along the east coast? >> an entire region remains crippled and hurting tonight. >> the credit on the scene of disaster in new jersey, and gets high marks from a political foe. >> the president has been all over this, and he deserves great credit. >> what more should the federal government do to get life back to normal in the storm zone? and should more attention be paid to a changing climate impact on the severity of these storms >>> plus, the final sprint of the campaign. can the president's midwestern firewall hold in mitt romney's efforts to expand the battleground map? we cover it all this morning with the architect of the president's re-election campaign, white house senior adviser david plouffe. and majority leader of the house, republican congressman from battleground virginia eric cantor. >>> also, our new head-to-head numbers in our poll
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Oct 29, 2012 12:00am PDT
last jobs report before the election. last month, it gave the president a boost. will the october number matter more? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "time" magazine's joe klein. the bbc's katty kay. cnbc's kelly evans. and "the washington post's" david ignatius. first up, we're staring down at the wind tunnel now but historic perfect political storm in the coming nine days of this campaign. and these closing days when we played out in mind games on both sides. the president saying he jist wants to hold on -- he just wants to hold on. >> what we have is a lead that we've maintained throughout this campaign. and we are going to just continue to drive home the message that there are two fundamentally different choices in this election. about where we take the country. chris: and he's on the air with a fear factor ad. >> 537. the number of votes that changed the course of american history. >> florida is too close to call. >> so this year, if you're thinking that your vote doesn't count, that it won't matter. well, back then, there were probably at least 537 pe
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00am PST
governor romney crisscrossing the country hoping to persuade veters to vote for them on election day. and we are right in the middle of all the action "today," sunday, november 4, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with lester holt and erica hill live from democracy plaza. >>> good morning and welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt here on our beautiful little location. i call it the studio with a view, democracy plaza. our backdrop for nbc's election coverage. >> and a nice view it is. i'm erica hill. it's good you made it this morning extra early, ready to go. >> i forgot to set my clock. >> you did. >> the good news is i started my newscast an hour ago. thanks for watching and have a great sunday, everybody. >> lester is out of here. we should point out part of our job here at the "today" show and, of course, nbc news is to make sure our viewers are informed which jenna wolfe did a fine job of yesterday. you may have missed this part of the newscast, though. let's take a look. >>> americans will be able to get an ext
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Oct 30, 2012 4:00am PDT
, what would the impact be on next week's elections? details on the race for the white house is next. you're watching "early today." like, but if you really want to make an impact, vote. then, what matters to you and the people you care about will really count. you'll want to vote the more you know. here are some of the latest video from the northeast after the arrival of sandy. in rhode island residents will be out today assessing the damage done as powerful winds and waves destroyed homes and flooded others. streets have been washed out. trees toppled over and debris blocking roadways, but there were no casualties there. in milford, connecticut, it may take weeks to clean up the flood damage from sandy. the storm surge at high tide filled the streets and buildings with water and much of that city is still without power. in new jersey, the weather channel captured a storm surge from sandy as it came roaring through point pleasant beach. it flooded streets, homes and whole neighborhoods as well. and the wind blew shingles and gutters right off homes, sending the debris into the ragin
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Oct 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
we'll show you how halloween mask sales have consistently picked the winner four elections in a row. >> nbc bay area news starts now. >> good evening. 60 million people across the east coast are prepare for high winds, high tides, drenching rains, and even flooding. all courtesy of mrn sandy. the powerful hurricane is expected to come ashore early tuesday morning. officials have already declared states of emergency in eight eastern states and washington, d.c. people who haven't already evacuated are packing up, boarding up, and getting energy supplies. forecasters say sandy will impact an 800 mile wide area from the carolinas up to maine. but they're not the only ones to feel sandy's impact. santiago sans us from the airport to show us how sandy could affect the airports here, as well. hello. >> hello. dealing with storms has been evolving over the last several years. airports and airlines have learned that preplanning and prestaging is something that's beneficial not only to passengers but to the industry, as well. now, airlines will be working with travelers. they're keeping an ey
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Nov 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
election day. plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 benghazi terror attack. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. a horrific week for the northeast and mid-atlantic states continues to unfold. 94 people are confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. minutes ago we learned the number of power outages has gone down to 3.5 million. at the height of the blackout, 8 million people had no power. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's statin island where the superstorm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers. a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodies were found in a marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out by rising waters during the hurricane. >>> people living on that island told nbc's ann curry support has been far too slow in coming. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here and we need help immediately. >> fema team
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Nov 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
mirkarimi, mirkar. >>> right now on nbc bay area news, with the election in just three days, president obama and governor romney are campaigning day and night's flying battleground state to battleground state, trying to win over undecided voters. >>> plus, how hurricane sandy is playing a role as well. >>> and how businesses in south bay are trying to get creative without the regular hockey crow crowd. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer, thank you for joining us, it has been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast, many are without power, and recovery is still slow. nbc's jay gray has more on how neighbors are helping neighbors. >> reporter: the clean up has come from some who suffered the most. >> everybody is looking after everybody else, helping each other. >> reporter: survivors, coming together in the wake of sandy. >> this is a disaster that has touched home for us. it is our job to go out here with the people. >> reporter: making meals. >> reporter: and volunteer doctors taking care of those who have no place to go. >> i think
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Nov 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
make their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's true, that music. someone asked me what are you most liking forward to in that first day? i said on
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Oct 31, 2012 4:30am PDT
six days till the election day but the president will not be on the campaign trail. we'll let you know the latest from both camps coming up. >>> the markets getting ready to reopen this morning. after being closed for two days. a live report is next. >>> also, san quentin on lockdown this morning. we'll tell you why. >>> welcome back, everyone. it is 4:44. taking a live look outside from new york. remember that dangling crane that we told you about? yeah, just one of the after effects of hurricane sandy. there's so much repair work to do. millions of dollars of damage. we have the latest coming up in reports all morning long. >>> 4:44 right now. the presidential campaign resumes today, sort of. we will see governor mitt romney talking politics. but the president still dealing with storm recovery with just six days to go before voters head out to the polls. nbc's tracie potts reports on the impact the storm could have on election day. >> thanks for doing all this. >> reporter: today, the campaign's back on, sort of. paul ryan has rallies in wisconsin. the viles president's in flori
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Oct 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker who's traveling with the pret in new hampshire. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't mention the hurricane in his r
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
making begin >> decision 2012, four days to go until election day and when you finally get to vote and when you finally get to stop seeing all the political ads and if you feel like you are tired of all of of it, take comfort that here in the bay area, we do not have it so bad. we are live in san francisco, with more. >> well, jessica, no doubt that there's no doubt that people are getting tired of all the political ads and this year, though, for the bay area, at least the amount of advertising is not as intense as it's been in the past. >> i'm tired of obama and mitt romney. >> that is why you are crying? oh. >> most people are not crying about it, but they are feel ago considerable amount of fatigue over the election season. >> we are starting to get the sense it's too much and we are starting to get tired of hearing about it. >> she is an official member of the broadcast arts at san francisco state university. not only can the shear number of ads wear people down but the tone is worse. >> the negative ads that turns me off, if i see one, i think i will vote for the other candidate.
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Oct 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
san jose city council. >> if you have done good things in the community as an elected, and you're proud to run on your record, then that's really what it's all about for somebody who is asking for another term. >> reporter: but herera has come under fire by police and other unions for her support of pension and other fiscal reforms. >> i supported it. it was the sixth vote. i took that stand. that's why they're angry at me. i'm sorry that they're angry at me, but i have to do what is right for whole city. >> reporter: the police union says herera has ignored the rise in crime in evergreen. >> i'm running for san jose city council. if you could vote for me november 6th, i greatly appreciate it. >> reporter: which is why the police union and the powerful labor movement have poured tens of thousands of dollars into jimmy wynn's campaign. >> there are a lot of things that i'm not happy about. so that maybe me want to get involved, instead of just talking about it. >> reporter: wynn is an attorney, and this is his first run at elected office. wynn also partly blames the rise in crime o
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Nov 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
away from election day. there will be a rally here in virginia beach, he was joined by the man who is trying to unseat president obama, who tonight is campaigning out west. bounding down the steps of air force one in wisconsin, president obama today tried to make up for lost time with swing voters, returning to the campaign trail, adopting an inclusive tone. >> when disaster strikes, we see america at its best, there are no democrats or republicans during a storm, they are just fellow americans. >> reporter: launching a frantic five-day battleground tour, mr. obama hammered his opponent as a candidate who can't be trusted. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up all these same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: charging into virginia, mitt romney, who Ñi softened his attack during the wake of superstorm sandy, had more to say. he re-focused squarely on his rival >> if president obama is reelected, you will see high levels of unemployment continue and stalled wage growth, if any at all. >> reporter: and mr. romney mocked mr. oba
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
election is just one week away. polling places might have to be moved, and absentee voting deadlines might be pushed back because of the superstorm. today president obama went to the red cross headquarters in washington, d.c. to reassure storm victims that fema and other agencies are helping as quickly as possible. and as you see here, mitt romney was in ohio, collecting cans for food for people in -- cans of food, excuse me, for people in new jersey. tomorrow the president will join republican governor chris christie for a tour of damage in new jersey. "nightly news" will continue our coverage at 5:30, in about 25 minutes from now. brian williams goes in-depth. then in prime time tonight at 10:00, a special broadcast on sandy's impact. >>> streets in downtown san francisco are back open right now after a suspicious package was found in the financial district, prompting police to bring out the bomb squad. a suitcase was found dangling from a tree near market street and the embarcadero this morning. nearby buildings were evacuated and a shelter in place was ordered for the ferry build
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Nov 3, 2012 8:30pm PDT
one thing in common. elected leaders using your money to pay for them. board members of the santa clara water district don't receive a salary but they can charge a fee for events they attend that are related. we see just what they are paying for. >> reporter: when celebrities make public appearances, they get paid, and so do these folks. 286 bucks each time plus mileage. for ground breaking ceremony, barbecues and meeting with each other. >> i attend a lot of meetings. >> i have this one and this one. >> reporter: no one is denying they they stay busy. they're public officials who aren't salaried but they can charge for up to ten district relat related events a month. these two brought home the maximum amount three years in a row. >> were water issues discussed at all of those? >> they were not discussed. >> reporter: take a look at the types of meetings they want you to pay for. >> you went to this celebration and didn't talk about water issues. do you feel like you should be charging taxpayers for that? >> reporter: we'll let him answer that question in a minute. first. >> they
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Oct 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
get in front of the story. >> reporter: one week before the election, polls are tied, but campaigning at a standstill. >> i'm not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on the families. >> reporter: tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> the stock markets are closed for the second straight day. scott mcgrew says officials at the two largest exchanges are working hard to make sure the shutdown does not extend to a third consecutive day. >> good morning. if the markets were closed tomorrow, that would be a problem. tomorrow is the last day of the month. the day the books are closed on stock contracts and portfolios. the nyse is running tests on the secondary system just in case the closure lasts through a third day. they will be able to make the trades they need to tomorrow. this really isn't a computer issue as much as a people issue. you can't get in or out of lower manhattan. streets closed and mass transit is shutdown. now the u.s. department of labor has updated us this morning saying it will release the october jobs number
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
they'll lose ohio and lose the election. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. raj? >> steve, thank you. here in california now, a new field poll is out on prop 34 which would end the death penalty. the poll finds that 45% of likely voters support stopping executions. 38% oppose the idea. 17% are undecided. the poll also finds that support for prop 34 is increasing, up four points since last month. and the voters are increasingly swayed by the costs of maintaining death row and all the court appeals that go with it. nbc by area's susan shaw will have a look at both sides of prop 34 in our 6:00 newscast. >>> and on election night, we have extensive local coverage on air and on line. nbcbayarea.com. we will be streaming results, interviews, and analysis on our website and our mobile application. just go to the app store for apple and android devices and search nbc bay area. >>> it could be a game changer for school leaders everywhere, a principal facing jail time after one of her teachers is charged with sexual abusing a student. marianne favro is live in san jos
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
tampering, some salon on mail-in ballots have had trouble making it to election officials. instead, they somehow ended up in the gutter. jodi hernandez sis live in vallejo with a couple who found tampered ballots, not once, but twice? >> that couple walk their grandson to school through this neighborhood a couple of times a week, but what they came upon last week and the week before has left them very troubled. ballots, like this one, wet and crumpled up sitting in this gutter just inches from a storm drain. >> you could see where they tore it out of the bottom. >> reporter: it's a discovery that has bernice and waddle outraged. for the second time this month the couple found remnants of mail-in remnants tossed in the gutter near their vallejo home. >> in the street? no. this shouldn't be. >> two weeks ago, while out for a walk the couple found three soggy ballots in the gutter. then last week in the very same spot, they discovered a voter's envelope with a ballot missing. >> i'm appalled. i'm appalled because i don't care whether it's a republican, democrat or independent or whate
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Nov 3, 2012 8:00pm PDT
governor romney are busy campaigning in the swing states just three days before the election. >>> the hockey left out has left businesses scrambling to get creative to make up for the lost revenue. >>> good evening. welcome to the special edition of nbc bay area news. we begin with a change in the forecast. the sunny weather is about to get hot. we'll see when we can expect the heat to hit. hello, rob. >> pretty nice day today. we did see temperatures warm up a few degrees into the mid-70s for most inland today. today's highs include 77 at south san jose. about 76 degrees. things are about to get a lot warmer. high pressure will strengthen as we wrap up the weekend which mean we could get a bit of patchy dense fog. 70s and 80s tomorrow. looks like we have a good shot of seeing some low 80s inland and by monday mid to upper 80s are possible. my advice to you is to not get too used to it because by the end of the seven-day forecast there's a chance of mountain know. we're going to try to explain what's happening to your seven-day forecast and how hot the temperatures will get in our ful
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Oct 28, 2012 3:30pm PDT
thrown for a loop. both campaigns sent scrambling just nine days before the election. our teams in place, we're tracking this monster storm and nightly news begins now. >>> good evening. the evening is howling and just over my shoulder the broiling chesapeake bay showing the power of hurricane sandy that's tracking towards us far off the coast. but it's landfall that has scientists using megastorm, a surprising link up between two massive storms, impacting up to 60 million people. you have to see what it looks like from space to really appreciate the size of the storm. it's simply a swirling right mass up and down across. people are heeding the urgent warnings especially in coastal regions. tonight people are under mandatory evacuation orders. new york city city and philadelphia are also preparing to shut down mass transit. our team is spread all along the mid-atlantic coast with the latest on the storm and its impact. we want to begin with the weather channel's jim cantore on the tip of lower manhattan. >> reporter: where i'm standing in about 24 hours, there's a very good chance i'll b
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
los angeles. i'll give you a look at your friday forecast coming up and also the election day forecast. >> an important one. bill, thank you. >>> well, just 120 hours to go before election day. governor romney continues on the stump, while president obama campaigns in three states today while also keeping an eye on recovering from sandy. >>> plus, tea party favorite and former presidential candidate michele bachmann is fighting for her political life. details, next. you're watching "early today." >> announcer: brought to you by the makers of centrum men and women. have you taken the most complete multivitamin today? >>> well, the campaign clock is ticking, and with just about 120 hours to go until election day, the polls show the candidates are still neck and neck. nbc's tracie potts has all the details for us from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, reuters ipsos, one of the latest national polls out there, gives president obama just a one percentage point lead nationally. that is a tie as the president heads back out today to speak with voters. president oba
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
presidential politics, give you a look at the state of the race today with the election four days away. a snapshot of the national poll shows the race about as close as you can get. this is a contest that will be decided in battleground states. >> wisconsin, marquette university law school poll shows the president with a wide lead there, 51-43%, but a dead heat in florida, according to a cbs news, "the new york times" quinnipiac poll. and in ohio, mitt romney trails the president by about five points. >> how is all of this playing in the battleground this morning. headline in the miami herald, groups brace for show down. some worried about possible recounts, sending lawyers to their states. >> some other papers, denver post said obama ryan visits last in fight for colorado. strategists say the struggle isn't for undecided, it is to make sure registered voters actually get out and get to the polls. >> and the wisconsin sentinel says obama, romney make change, key issues on the stump. and new jobs report to consider. chuck todd, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent,
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Oct 31, 2012 7:00am PDT
what he said. >> i'm extraordinarily disappointed in elected officials who decide to tell people to directly contravene an order from the governor. that's going to cost people significantly. >> i can tell you, said on a number of occasions, both in the electronic media and print media that residents should heed the clarion call and get out of the city. that's what we said. we said it repeatedly and consistently. >> what lessons were learned from sandy? >> well, again, you can never be too prepared, and the other side of that coin is no matter how prepared you are, you're always going to get thrown a curveball. so the best thing that you can do is to stay prayerful, stay diligent, and try to do better than you did this time the next time. >> and long-term challenges? >> to rebuild this boardwalk and other parts of the city and make it bigger and better than it was before. >> and, savannah, what's amazing is all of those scenes of streets under water, well, 24 hours later, there's almost no flooding here. the waters have receded, and the clean-up is now under way even as we're speakin
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Oct 31, 2012 4:00am PDT
much. >>> also coming up, the presidential election is less than 140 hours away. sandy could end up being the major factor in choosing our next president. >>> plus years of medical research at one of the nation's top colleges destroyed by sandy. much more ahead this morning on "early today." >>> welcome back. election day is now less than 140 hours away, but right now for millions of sandy's victims, the next two days will hold a lot of uncertainty. a new poll shows the president up by five points in ohio. that's unchanged from two weeks ago. in florida, just a single point separates the two wand dats. the president had a nine-point lead in september. it's a similar story in virginia where mitt romney closed the president's lead to within two points. nbc's tracie potts has the latest from washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. less than a week away from this campaign and governor romney is now cautiously venturing back onto the campaign trail. president obama still really tied up with dealing with the storm. so the campaign is back on sort of. we've got
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
mess, new jersey actually trying to make sure election day goes as planned. military trucks will serve as polling places now in some of the hardest-hit areas. >>> and utility crews from all over the country converging on the northeast, trying to help. but one group is actually being turned away. crews from alabama were told they cannot do work in new jersey because they are not union employees. you'd think they could waive it for something like this. right now they're headed over to new york instead. >> we will hold a special telethon for the victims of hurricane sandy tonight. matt lauer will host the event and there will be performances from the likes of billy joel, sting and christina aguilera. you can see the telethon right here on nbc bay area starting at 8:00 p.m. >>> happening right now, chp officers joining forces with local police to patrol the streets of oakland. this happening as the city's police department deals with increasing violence and a possible federal takeover. christie smith is live in oakland with more on exactly how the joint patrols are going to work. chr
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
have on tuesday's election. >>> get ready for a heat wave. christina loren will tell us where we can expect to see and feel record numbers. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. we start this morning with breaking news out of san francisco. it has been nothing short of a nightmare commute for muni riders. trains back up and running in an half hour. all lines have been shutdown at west portal and embarcadero after reports of a body laying on the tracks. we have christie smith with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, and marla. this was a rough start to the morning commute. trains not running for three hours this morning. within the last 30 minutes, things turned around. about 160,000 commuters use the route each day and half were inconvenienced. emergency trucks lined market street this morning near the montgomery station and downstairs, muni metro riders were turned away. >> they said there was a medical emergency and take another route. >> reporter: what does that do to your morning? >> i have to take th
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Oct 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
to decision 2012. election day 11 days away, but ballots are all right being counted. contra costa started opening the ballots yesterday and counting the votes next week. it is estimated wochb million californians have voted. they expect to get about a quarter of a million of absentee ballots. this morning florida open doors to early voting. president obama and mitt romney spent a lost time campaigning there. one couple spent the night to be the first to cast their ballots. >> to lead by example and hope that others will follow suit. >> voting early has advantages. no long lines and you can go to any polling place in your county and you have time to go through the long payments of decisions to make on the ballot. >> penn state had a development. the university board of trustees passed the resolution yesterday. they expect claims likely reaching into the millions. jerry sandusky was sentenced necessary sexually abusing ten boys. still ahead, giants world coverage continues from detoit. >> in detroit at comerica park, we have a live report coming upon. at their team hotel as we stack
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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
three days to go, the central issue in the presidential election appears to continue to be the economy. the final jobs report before election day is out. employers added 171,000 jobs in october. the numbers are better than expected with unemployment rate of 7.9%. both sides clearly are spinning the numbers to their advantage. president obama said it means the country is headed in the right direction and mitt romney said it's nine million jobs short of what the president promised. analysts say they are both right. >> no question we have come out where the economy nearly stalled out. we accelerated from that and that's the good news. the bad news is that the threshold is low. >> both are ramping up their campaigns and the president's team is in ohio, wisconsin and virginia. >> much more ahead on today in the bay. thieves caught in the act. neighbors put an end to a disturbing trend in one bay area city. we will show you how they did it and a final homecoming. the last remaining space shuttle arrives home. we will show you when and where you can see a case of space history up clos
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
next tuesday's presidential election. at this point not exactly clear yet what effect those numbers will have on the campaign. business and tech reporter scott mcgrew will be along with more details on that report as well as breaking it down with an in-depth analysis at 6:30. >>> happening now, chp officers joining forces with local police to patrol the streets of oakland. this as the city's police department is dealing with increasing violence and a possible federal takeover. christie smith joins us live in oakland with more on how the joint patrols will actually work. good morning, christie. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon and laura. you know this really got moving when a pastor here in oakland told governor jerry brown at a service here in oakland, hey, we really need some help on the streets. the governor made the commitment. oakland police have teamed up with the chp before, but they're doing it again, going to hit high-crime areas. this really comes at a time when the city of oakland could use some help. oakland is dealing with a 20% rise in major crimes this year and th
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm PDT
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Nov 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >>> tom, thank you. >>> and let's talk about the presidential election, shall we? critical issue remaining, the u.s. economy, the final jobs report before election day came out today. employers added 171,000 jobs to their payrolls in october, better than the experts expected. unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% as people actively looked for work, not surprisingly with four days to go, both sides are actively spinning the numbers in their own direction, peter alexander from westchester, ohio, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you with a quick hat to kid rock strumming the guitar on the stage, both sides say the job numbers back up their case, both the president and mitt romney spending much of their day here in the state of ohio, how important is the buckeye state? so important that between the two of them they will be here five more times over the next three days. charging into the campaign's final weekend, each candidate tried to frame the latest unemployment reports to his advantage, as either a sign of economic progress. >> this morning, we learned that companies hired m
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Oct 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
house just nine days ahead of the election and family and friends are opening up about the nanny accused of stabbing two children with ties to the bay area. >>> good morning once again. we're looking live at san jose where it is going to be a nice mild day if you want to celebrate halloween early because there are raindrops on that seven-day forecast. we'll talk with anthony slaughter again in just a little bit. >>> we are learning more about the nanny in new york city accused of killing two children with ties to the bay area. friends and family of 50-year-old yoselyn ortega says she had been having financial problems and emotional problems but don't know why she would have attacked the children. the mother of the children found her son and daughter stabbed to death in the family's manhattan apartment on thursday. police say ortega was lying nearby with self-inflicted stab wounds. the krim family previously lived in san francisco for about seven years. the children's father is a former yahoo! executive who currently works for cnbc. >>> we still have more ahead for you on "today i
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Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
there. >>> still ahead at 11:00, just five days until the election and new jersey's governor takes some heat for his praise of president obama. how chris christie is responding to those critics. >>> the tesla electric car gets its first major honor from a magazine. we'll take a look coming up in business news. >>> now to decision 2012, back on the campaign trail, president obama visits wisconsin, nevada and colorado today. governor romney spending all day in virginia with a toned-down message after the storm. we get the latest now this morning from nbc's tracie potts in washington. >> reporter: president obama is back on the campaign trail today. new nbc polls show him ahead by six in iowa. but this week, he focused on new jersey. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape or bureaucracy. >> reporter: touring storm damage with republican rival governor chris christie. >> can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state. some folks will criticize me for complimenting him. i speak the truth. >> reporter: analysts say the president is picking up politica
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Oct 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
white house ten days before the election. >>> and family and friend are opening but that the nanny accused of stabbing to death two children. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant . >>> we're learning more about that nanny in new york city accused of killing two children with ties to the bay area. friends and family of 50-year-old yoselyn ortega say she's been having financial and emotional problems but still don't know why she attack the children. the mother of the children found her 3-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter stabbed to death in the family's manhattan apartment on thursday. police say ortega was lying nearby with self-inflicted stab wounds. the krim family previously lived in san francisco for seven years. the children's father is a yahoo exe
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
mean for next tuesday? no postponing of this election that we are aware of. however, it could be really tough for some people who are out of power, more than seven million of them as of this morning, to try to get to the polls. i'm tracie potts for "today in the bay." >>> new updates continue to come in from the east coast regarding sandy's powerful wrath. >> marla tellez is in the newsroom with the latest dough tails. >> reporter: the governor of connecticut just spoke and provided just a little bit of good news for travelers. we'll hear from him in just a moment. just a few minutes ago i showed you this, the rushing waters in milford, connecticut. this is what part of the state looks like. just into our newsroom we are getting word the long island sound has flooded roads as the storm brought down trees and power lines. we are getting word two people have been killed there, including a firefighter. more than 615 thousand people are without power in the state of connecticut alone. still the mayor is working to get his state functioning again. here's what he has to say. >> we have
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Oct 30, 2012 12:35am PDT
: probably not. but election stuff -- >> election stuff -- >> jimmy: are you going to miss those dudes? >> we're going to miss those dudes. i mean, it's been really fun. >> jimmy: yeah. >> it's been fun for you guys, too. >> jimmy: yeah, but you guys are killing it out there. >> it's been great. really fun people to do fun impressions. i will say it's interesting because, when you write about the debates, you watch the debates. like, you watch them really closely, which is interesting right now because none of the debates did they mentioned climate change. and like here we are, like -- i feel like every six months the worst thing that's ever happened in the history of the world happens weather-wise. and i feel like we're going to look back on this time the way baseball fans in the '90s were like, "no, nobody is using steroids." [ laughter ] this is just how -- these guys, they're just in the gym. and now they hit 100 home runs. >> jimmy: big, giant arms -- >> they have giant heads and that's what -- we're in the steroid era of storms. and yet, there are more people in congress who prob
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Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, new york. >>> when our broadcast continues, let's not forget this presidential election, mitt romney, back on the campaign trail in a key battleground state. but the big question tonight to a whole lot of people across a big area, will they be able to vote? >>> we're back, and as we mentioned we have got just six days to go until election day. the middle of a campaign also dealing with a crisis. while the president was here in new jersey today, governor romney had to get back out on the trail. he was campaigning in the critical battleground state, especially critical for him, of florida. peter alexander is with the romney campaign in jacksonville tonight. and peter, what is it like on the trail with this pre occupation going on? >> reporter: well brian, here tonight in the state of florida, it is all too familiar with the devastation. mitt romney tempered his criticism of president obama, not once mentioning president obama by name and in fact encouraged his supporters to give what they could. this of course, came a day after selecting supplies at a storm relief event, his cam
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
offer. yet they have not set a date for an election. and because of that, we have no other choice but to implement that offer. >> reporter: the spokesman says they've lost millions of dollars since 2008, largely because of more than 200 stores that have opened in northern california that now sell groceries. many of them like walmart are nonunion and don't have to pay the operating costs they do. this woman has been shopping at her neighborhood store for 22 years. >> these are nice people. it's like a family. >> if she sees striking workers sunday morning, she'll shop somewhere else, at least until the dispute is settled. >> if there is a strike on sunday morning, all of the knob hill stores here in the bay area will remain open. they plan to bring in nonon onworkers to fill those shifts. reporting live in los gatos, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> thanks, marianne. >>> switching to the forecast now, the slow moving halloween storm brought with it some impressive rainfall totals. we have more changes on the way. jeff ranieri is in the nbc bay area weather center with more. >>
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Oct 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
election day. >> several months ago we had the largest -- third largest power outage in history but we got everything pretty much back on in seven days. we're not expecting that this time. >> reporter: virginia is already planning to extend its hours for absentee voting. those absentee votes could be critical. it's believed that 40% of this election will be decided befe election day. >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> now let's check back with bill karins who has the latest on this storm. bill, when is this supposed to make landfall? >> probably about 8:00 to 10:00 on the east coast, about 5:00 on the west coast. that's when dramatic picture of the high tide -- lit be dark. that's when the winds will be howling and everything else. the immense size of the storm, i don't want to focus just on the jersey and philadelphia. the size of the storm is incredible. this is when it was starting its life cycle down in jamaica when it killed all those poor people in haiti with the flash flooding. they're so prone to that. the immense side continued to grow. the cloud shield over the wee
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Oct 28, 2012 11:00pm PDT
responsibilities. ensuring sandy's readiness and fighting for his re-election. >> make shurg we have the best response to a big messy system. >> we will have to take a look. >> with several swing states in the path the storm is having an impact on some early voting. the key to success for both campaigns. maryland's governor suspending early voting in the state tomorrow and both campaigns today announcing they have halted fund-raising e-mails. in rural ohio mitt romney joining his running mate after cansling stops in virginia. >> i know right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast and our thoughts and prayers are with the people who will find themselves in harm's way. >> both campaigns are touting a stream of newspaper endorsements, including the des moines register that is supporting mr. romney. the first time the iowa paper has backed a republican in 40 years. >> again, that was peter alexander reporting. all right. we are back after the break with some of the best moments from game four in detroit because we can't get enough. before that, we
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
today. virginia could see power outages lasting until election day. >> several months ago we had the largest -- third largest power outage in history but we got everything pretty much back on in seven days. we're not expecting that this time. >> reporter: virginia is already planning to extend its hours for absentee voting. >> that was tracie potts reporting. hurricane sandy is delaying the reopening of the statue of liberty. the national park service now says lady liberty will be open to the public on wednesday. the statue had been undergoing a year-long, $30 million renovation including putting in new stairs and wheelchair access. >>> this morning dozens of flights in the bay area are cancelled as thousands of passengers are stranded because of the impending storm. marla tellez is live with a look at the effect on the bay area. good morning, marla. >> reporter: laura, good morning. business is certainly picking up here at sfo and we have met our fair share of passengers who are affected by hurricane sandy. not surprising because officials here say more than 150 flights have about c
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Oct 30, 2012 4:30am PDT
way. >> reporter: one week before the election, polls are tied, but campaigning at a standstill. >> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election, i'm worried about the impact on families. >> reporter: tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> 4:46. sandy is also affecting the markets. wall street is closed this morning once again and will be until things get cleaned up. for the latest details we turn to jackie deangeles live at cnbc headquarters. >> reporter: the u.s. financial markets will be closed due to the storm. this is still electronic trading of stock futures and options. the new york stock exchange and the nasdaq intend to reopen on wednesday. they're going to test backup trading systems today. the last time that the nyse was closed more than a day because of the weather, that was 1888 when a snowstorm piled up 40-foot drifts in new york city. we're expecting one piece of economic data this morning on home prices and also the labor department says that it still plans to release the october jobs report as scheduled on friday, so all eyes will be on that and of
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> obviously a huge weather story. there's a political story here too. the presidential election just eight days away, president obama began his day in florida but with the weather deteriorating in washington, d.c., he rushed back to the white house. he cancelled his appearance in orlando and has just now cancelled an event for tomorrow scheduled for green bay, wisconsin and governor romney has also cancelled some of his events. we'll have more on the impact on the presidential race. >> we have correspondents stationed all up and down the east coast. let's start with al roker. >> reporter: if you look back at this beech there's usually on a beautiful sunny day from these dunes out to the water's edge about 150 feet as you can see. that is gone. and it is enencroacroaching on dunes. sandy is threatening these dunes and the winds are picking up. sandy has 85 mile-per-hour winds. it is moving north-northwest at 20 miles per hour. so it's picked up forward speed. and at this at any rate it will be reaching the new jersey shore line sometime within the early evening hours to mid to late ev
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
making your voice heard. what you need to know to make sure your ballot gets counted come election day. >>> and the day started off with a lot of fog, but we're still seeing a pretty warm afternoon inland. numbers close to 80 again in livermore. but we're seeing some changes as we head towards the middle part of the week that could impact both the championship parade and perhaps your halloween evening plans. i'll have a look at that and your seven-day forecast when we come right back. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> take a look. a special arrival at sfo just about an hour ago. everyone on the ground said that was pablo sandoval, popping out of the united airlines charter flight from detroit to san francisco as the world series champions arriv
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Oct 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
news. >>> decision 2012, the election is now just 11 days away. but some votes are already being counted here in california. they were in martinez as they started opening absentee ballots. today is the first day that can be done. officials will start counting the votes beginning next week. it's estimated more than 1 million californians have already cast a ballot. contra costa county expects to get about 250,000 absentee ballots. >>> we've been told for years if it's the right thing to do to donate blood. what if it puts your own health at risk. a peninsula man says he has a life-threatening infection and mounting medical bills after donating his blood to the stanford blood center. the university contends it's nearly impossible to get his type of infection from a blood donation. here's nbc bay area marianne. >> reporter: christopher bowie donated blood to stanford blood center for more than 20 years giving six times a year, the maximum you are allowed. but he says after donating four years ago, he developed a serious infection. his symptoms started with a sweaty arm and got worse
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Nov 2, 2012 12:35am PDT
guys, today is the first day of november. [ cheers and applause ] which means, the election will soon be over! [ cheers and applause ] then we can finally get started on the recount! [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: wait. >> jimmy: here's a major campaign story. in a surprise announcement, today, mayor bloomberg endorsed president obama and joe biden. [ applause ] but only because he needed two passengers in his car to get into manhattan. [ laughter ] it's the rules. you gotta play by the rules. [ as eastwood ] "i got 25 obamas in here." >> steve: he's driving a bus. >> jimmy: speaking of the election, i read about a 108-year-old woman in south carolina who just voted for the first time. she voted for eisenhower, but still, good for her for just getting out of the house and -- [ laughter ] that's right. a 108-year-old woman voted for the first time and revealed that she voted for president obama. [ applause ] and when asked -- when asked if she thinks obama can improve the economy, she was like, "what the hell do i care? i'm 108 years old." [ laughter ] i thought it was a slot machin
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